My sister and I went to the Demon Slayer movie about a week ago.
I had only started and finished watching the first season recently. To be honest, I only started watching it because I kept hearing good things about it, and getting it recommended to me.
It must have been good, since I pretty much binge watched the entire first season in a day or two.
For some reason, I didn’t end up watching any of the movie trailers prior to seeing the movie. However, from the poster and the last episode of season one, I knew it would be about the demon Enmu and the Mugen train.
I went into the movie without any expectation, and wasn’t sure if it would be more like an extended episode.
After watching the movie, I knew immediately that I wanted to write a review of it.
The movie’s action sequences and soundtracks were obviously good, but it was the movie’s message and character development which really made it great.
The character Kyojuro Rengoku was relatively unknown up until his appearance in the movie, and I found it very well done on how they were able to develop his character so fully in such a short time span.
By the end of the film, we have a very clear idea of who exactly Rengoku was. We know that he was righteous, and we know that he was passionate. We got to meet his family, and to hear his philosophy about humanity and the beauty of it.
It is also interesting that even though Tanjiro was able to defeat Enmu with Inosuke’s help, the film was able to convey at the same time Tanjiro’s helplessness and frustration. In fact, having so many characters (including Rengoku) believing in Tanjiro’s resolve, appears to serve as a great source of mounting pressure for him.
They may only be fictional characters, but I can understand why many people become emotionally invested in them and their stories.
The self sacrifices these characters are willing to make in order to preserve the lives of others, sends a moving and inspirational message to the audiences.
The version I watched is in Japanese with English subtitles, and the voice actors did a great job in bringing the characters alive.
There was one part which my sister and I kept laughing about afterwards. It was when we were both waiting for Enmu’s sad backstory to happen, but it never did 😂 😂 😂
Overall, it was a very well done movie which both my sister and I really enjoyed!